Towards virtualized welding: Visualization and monitoring of remote welding

Bo Fu, Will Seidelman, Yukang Liu, Travis Kent, Melody Carswell, Yuming Zhang, Ruigang Yang

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We present a new hybrid reality system that supports the monitoring and visualizing of a welding system. Our system first uses 3D scanning techniques to create a digital model of objects to be welded. Based on the model, a mock-up is constructed from a set of templates or 3D printed. The welding process is captured by cameras and visualized on the 3D mock-up using projectors. The welder can therefore monitor the welding process as if the welding is on the mock-up with proper spatial and 3D cues. An initial user performance evaluation of the system demonstrated several cognitive and performance benefits of the current implementation and suggests avenues for future research.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6890297
JournalProceedings - IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo
Issue numberSeptmber
StatePublished - Sep 3 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo, ICME 2014 - Chengdu, China
Duration: Jul 14 2014Jul 18 2014

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  • Engineering
  • Human Factors
  • Human Machine Interaction
  • Immersion
  • Mixed Reality
  • Tele-Operation
  • Welding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications


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